The long goodbye has started. Cullen, Nell, and Lily — who were much bigger than the others — went for their surgeries this week. They were picked up by a driver and taken directly to a store. (Pet Valu Bloor, if anyone wants to visit!)

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At the same time, Mei, who has not been eating well and lost a lot of weight, went in to the vet for a check up. They didn’t find anything obvious. So I’ll continue to try and fatten her up. The next step would be blood tests which likely won’t reveal anything good. 😦

My co-worker, Brendan, got some great shots of her when she was in the office:

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The kittens have always liked to hang out in Brendan’s office, which is attached to mine.

Gabby, who was working my last nerve, has finally gone for her spay — today! And hopefully to a store afterwards. This morning she was spectacularly annoying; crying constantly (in fairness because she was hungry), desperately trying to get into the kitten room (where there was food), two fights with Claire, and howling the entire trip to the vet, nearly getting us kicked off a bus*!

Hamish, Mickey, and Lou will likely be big enough for surgery later next week. Technically, as of last night, Hamish and Mickey already are! 😦

That leaves Eva (rapidly closing on the target) and little Mei-Mei. Fingers crossed we start to see an improvement with her. Last night and this morning were promising; not great, but promising.


* mostly the drivers don’t notice or care, but the TTC does have a rule; no pets during rush hour and if you get a stickler driver it can be a problem. I think it’s spectacularly unfair if the cat — or dog – is in a carrier. The carrier takes up no more room than a million things I’ve seen on the bus, and if it’s the (potential) noise? I listen to people’s obnoxious music and phone conversations and to crying/screeching kids ALL THE TIME.


About Adventures in Cat Fostering

I am a cat fosterer for Toronto Cat Rescue. I also have two cats of my own, Jonesy, the black and white, and Murphy, the brown tabby, in the photo. Both were adopted from Toronto Cat Rescue.
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